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In Saudi Arabia, first Ramadan will on Thursday, June 18

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld, Sha`ban 30, 1436, June 17, 2015) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday evening that the Holy month of Ramadan will start on Thursday, June 18, 2015.Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar also announced that ehe first Ramadan will start from Thursday.

The Royal Court announced on Tuesday evening that a report from the Higher Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arab which is assigned to determine whether Muslims in Saudi Arabia could start fasting or otherwise, has decided that the fasting month of Ramadan this year 1436H will start on Thursday.

According to Saudi News Agency, a statement of the Royal Court cited the Higher court which held a meeting in Taif this evening to review the reports of other regional courts on the moon sightseeing as saying that the reports unanimously agreed that the crescent of the coming month of Ramadan was not sight seen anywhere in the Kingdom this evening, meaning that the month of Sha`ban this year will be completed to 30 days.

Accordingly, the fasting month of Ramadan this year 1436H will start on Thursday, the Higher Court's statement said.

The government of Yemen, now exciled in Saudi Arabia and Jordan also announced start of Ramadan from Thursday June 18.

More than 1.5 Billion Muslims around the world celebrating to mark the holy month of Ramadan Al Karim.